Paradise poker is one of the poker rooms with a lot of experience, because it was found in 1999. Then, in 2005, it was obtained by Sportingbet PLC. A couple of years later it became part of Boss Media and the International Poker network. This led to some great improvements in the poker room. Now it has great fast multi-language support, which can be contacted via email or live chat and is always there to answer your questions when you need help. There is a good amount of tournaments of all types – freerolls, guaranteed tournaments and also qualifiers to big live poker events.
Paradise poker offers a good amount of both standard and more exotic games – Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha High/ Low, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud High/ Low, Five-Card poker, Pineapple and Pineapple High/ Low. There are no-limit, pot-limit and fixed limit tables available. You can find tournaments with different blind levels – some are normal, but others have “turbo” blinds and are great for players who want some fast action.
The Sit and Go tournaments are quite popular at Paradise poker. The tournament fees range from $1 up to few hundred bucks. There are also few guaranteed tournaments every week. One great thing is that players have the opportunity to get a place in some big online or live tournaments like World Poker Tour and HOP Masters through Paradise poker’s qualifiers. The buy ins are very affordable for anyone – around $1. The most popular tournament is the Million Dollar Freeroll. Players, who don’t want to make a deposit, will have a good chance to start their bankroll with winnings from some of Paradise Poker’s daily freerolls.
The deposit methods available are credit and debit cards (Visa and MasterCard), Neteller, Click2Pay, Skrill (Moneybookers) and bank transfer. The withdrawal options are the same plus cheque. The payout time for the different methods is not the same, so before you request your money you can check for more details at the website of Paradise Poker.
Competition and traffic
The traffic at Paradise Poker is certainly not the best you can find, but it is still decent. At peak hours there are around 4, 000 people at cash games and 13, 000 more at tournament tables. Like everywhere most people play Texas Hold’em, but you can find people playing other games at all stakes as well. The competition is pretty soft and you will often play against loose players. Of course, from time to time you will have to cope with good players, especially if you play at higher stakes.
Software and interface
The design of the lobby and tables is pretty sharp and has fresh colours, which are suiting the name of the poker room. The hand statistics you get while you play are really useful. However, there are some major things you cannot see – the pot size or the bets in numbers. There is nice multi-table view for everyone, who plays more than one table at a time. Overall, the software is solid and playable.
Bonuses and promotions
Paradise poker’s bonus for new customers is quite generous – 100% of the first deposit up to 1000 Euro. It is released in increments of 5 Euro that are cleared with 100 frequent player points. You earn a point every time you participate in a hand with rake of more than 25 cents or for every dollar of tournament fees. There are other different promotions like Bad Beat Jackpot or Sit and Go Jackpot. You should read the full terms and conditions for their promotions at the website of the poker room, so that you can take advantage of them when you’re eligible.
All poker players may find Paradise poker suitable for them, because there are many games offered at both low and high stakes, good bonus after your first deposit and also very soft competition.